Posts tagged with "Institute for Integrative Nutrition"

Weekend Recap {Oct. 10-12}

Posted October 13, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 5 more

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Mine was fun, relaxing and productive. I needed to rest after teaching a lot of fitness classes last week, so I didn't workout a whole lot. Because it was a bit chilly all weekend, I had some major cravings for comfort food! So the BF and I created some delicious, comforting meals!

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October Goals Review

Posted October 30, 2014 in goals, goal setting, yoga and 10 more

Earlier this month, I set some small goals for October that would help me get closer to my overall fall goals.

I used Brooke: Not on a Diet's format for goal setting and set daily, weekly and monthly goals with a reward if I achieved those goals. I think I did OK. I definitely didn't accomplish all of my goals, but having something to check off every day made me work harder to achieve the goals that I had set.

Here's how I did...

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Friday Faves {Nov. 7, 2014}

Posted November 7, 2014 in Friday Faves, Dr. Scholl's, Old Navy and 7 more

This has been a rough week. I had a headache/migraine Sunday through Thursday, I had a cold at the beginning of the week, I couldn't teach some of my fitness classes and I've just been exhausted.

So I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend! I don't have anything major planned. I'll actually have lots of alone time because the BF will be out of town Saturday. I'm planning some at-home spa time, rom com watching, baking and, of course, my usual to-do list (blogging, cleaning, laundry, etc.).

But before we head into the weekend, I want to share some of my current faves! Here's what I'm loving lately.

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 7-9}

Posted November 10, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living and 11 more

My weekend was actually a little more eventful than I anticipated (I told you in my Friday Faves post that I didn't have much going on!). 

But I attended a conference, I taught three fitness classes, I went for a run, I spent some quality time at Target, a did lots of cooking and baking and I went to a yoga class!

I'm actually sore today from all of my workouts. I'm glad I made the time for fitness over the weekend. It always makes me feel so much better!

Here's what I did this weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 14-16}

Posted November 17, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

My weekend didn't turn out exactly how I had planned, but I just went with it and ended up having a nice few days. 

I didn't get in as many workouts as I planned, but my body definitely needed a rest. I mentioned in my Week of Workouts post that I taught lots of fitness classes last week, and I've been having some hip pain. I'm trying to be better at listening to my body. 

The best part of my weekend was spending time with people I care about! I spent lots of quality time with the BF, my niece, my parents and the BF's sister and grandmother, dad and stepmom.

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 21-23}

Posted November 24, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 11 more

I had such a relaxing weekend. I'm definitely going into this holiday week feeling pretty stress-free and grateful for so many things.

My weekend was filled with good food, trying new recipes, spending lots of time cuddled up on the couch and working out.

Here's how my weekend went...

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The Best Black Friday Deals

Posted November 26, 2014 in Black Friday, Thanksgiving, shopping and 12 more

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this holiday because it's a great reminder to slow down and think about things we are grateful for. I have so much to be thankful for this year! The BF and I moved in together, my family is happy and healthy, my blog is better than ever, I'm halfway through my Institute for Integrative Nutrition classes, I feel healthy and happy and so much more!

The BF and I will be in Hastings at his grandma's house enjoying dinner with his family. While I'm not in love with most of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes (green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc.), I absolutely love the BF's family's sweet potato casserole. It's whipped sweet potatoes with a brown sugar nutty topping. Mmmm. That's what I'll be indulging in!

To prepare ourselves for the big food day, the BF and I plan to run the YMCA's Turkey Trot. Note the word "plan". Last year it was absolutely freezing, so we'll see if we get out there to brave the cold again this year.

Need some tips on staying healthy during this holiday?

Check out my 9 Tips To Help You Have a Healthy Thanksgiving, which was featured on Her View From Home.

OK, let's talk about shopping! I've always loved shopping on Black Friday! 

Years ago, my mom, aunt, cousins and I would spend the evening of Thanksgiving pouring over the ads looking at all the deals. We would get up at 4 a.m. Friday to start our shopping expedition. We had so much fun laughing at the craziness of the day and getting energized with cups and cups of coffee.

The photo above was taken in 2010 after an epic Black Friday shopping trip with my mom, cousin Kristi and aunt Adel.

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My Blogging Goals for 2015

Posted January 8, 2015 in blogging, goals, 2015 and 6 more

I know I already shared my goals for 2015 with you, but I never mentioned Sweet Success!

Because I'm goal obsessed I, of course, have goals for the blog! I thought I would share them with you so that you are in the loop about where Sweet Success is headed and so that you can give me feedback. I love hearing what you think of the blog and learning about what types of posts you're interested in. My goal is to inspire you sharing my experiences, provide you with valuable information, make you laugh and give you with an outlet for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

So here are my blogging goals for 2015...

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Self-Love February - My self-love story

Posted February 6, 2015 in self-love, self-care, February and 7 more

Last week, I shared my personal journey with body criticism and self-hate (Read about it here). I shared this with you because it's Self-Love February here on Sweet Success, and I wanted to show you how far I've come. You too can learn to love yourself just as you are!

Today I'm sharing how I learned to love my body and myself...

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Friday Faves {July 10, 2015}

Posted July 10, 2015 in Friday Faves, yoga, meditation and 10 more

Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

The BF and I don't have any major plans. I have a few health coaching sessions, I'm planning on stopping by the farmer's market and a yoga class and I'm planning on getting in a long bike ride.

I'm looking forward to a pretty low key weekend.

Today I'm sharing some random favorite things. It's been awhile since I wrote one of these posts. Please share what some of your favorite things are at the moment!

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7 Things I've Learned From Health Coaching

Posted July 15, 2015 in Institute for Integrative Nutrition, IIN, health coaching and 4 more

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Last night, I celebrated the end of my studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition by watching my virtual graduation!

Since the classes are all online, and IIN is based in NYC, all the graduates from my class (who live around the world) could watch the graduation online and connect in our Facebook group. It was so exciting to see so many people launching careers as health coaches.

My love of IIN was solidified when we did a meditation during our graduation ; )

I've loved every second of my classes at IIN. I have learned so much. What I wasn't expecting was how much I would learn about myself. Before I started taking classes, I thought of myself as being pretty healthy. But IIN taught me to how to truly listen to my body and the importance of practicing self-care.

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BLACK FRIDAY: The Best Sales for Activewear and Healthy Living

Posted November 25, 2015 in Black Friday, shopping, activewear and 9 more


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If you've been reading Sweet Success for awhile, you've probably realized that I love to shop.

Years ago (before Black Friday moved to Thanksgiving), my mom, aunt, cousins and I, would get up early the morning after Thanksgiving with our coffees in hand and wait outside Target for the doors to open. We would divide and conquer to get the items we wished for. Then we'd move on to the next store. It was more about spending time together, laughing at the absurdity of the day and having fun than the actual shopping.

As stores open earlier and earlier, I become less interested in being the first in line for Black Friday. Last year, my parents, the BF and I drove to Lincoln on Black Friday for some afternoon shopping. The BF and I didn't hit up Target until about 9 p.m. The year before, we all went to Omaha for afternoon Black Friday shopping. I still get my shopping fix, but I don't have to be out with the crazies.

I've also realized that you can get all the deals (and more) online! More online retailers are offering discounts on items the entire holiday weekend. Which is why it's the perfect time to pick up some items to help you reach your healthy living goals!

There are tons of companies having major sales on high quality activewear and healthy living items. So I've compiled a list of some of the best sales this week!

Happy Shopping!

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